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Denver to Replace 14th Avenue Bridge, Add Multimodal Safety Enhancements

DENVER – As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, which voters approved in 2017 to fund critical improvements to infrastructure, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will replace a 60-year-old bridge on West 14th Avenue between north and southbound Speer Boulevard to preserve and extend the life of the bridge. DOTI will also make safety improvements for those who walk and bike over the bridge adding wider sidewalks and a new, raised bicycle track on the bridge. In addition, crews will upgrade the traffic signals and pedestrian ramps on West 14th Avenue at the intersections of north and southbound Speer Boulevard.

Beginning the evening of Sunday, September 27, West 14th Avenue will close to thru-traffic from Santa Fe Drive to northbound/southbound Speer Boulevard until February 2021. A section of the Cherry Creek Trail that runs underneath the West 14th Avenue Bridge will also close while work is underway. Detours will be in place for people in cars, on bikes, and on foot. Message boards will also be posted in advance, alerting commuters to expect delays.

The bridge is expected to reopen to thru-traffic in February 2021, weather permitting, with intersection improvements continuing through spring 2021. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated. For more information on this project, please visit bit.ly/14thavebridge.

More About Elevate Denver Bond Program

The Elevate Denver Bond Program is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond voters approved in 2017 to enhance the City and County of Denver by providing critical citywide improvements to the infrastructure that defines Denver – our roads and sidewalks, parks and playgrounds, libraries and museums. Through more than 500 projects, Elevate Denver ensures our city works for everyone – from theater patrons to hospital patients, first responders to bicycle commuters. For more information, please visit denvergov.org/elevatedenver.